Moulton College, based in Northamptonshire has been awarded validation status from the University of Northampton to run a brand new degree course in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The course will run at the College’s main site campus and includes awards at Foundation degree and Bachelor’s degree level.
Adding this programme to Moulton’s curriculum was the brainchild of Mark Edwards, Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation, whose passion for the subject has inspired previous students to pursue conservation careers.
Mark commented: “Interest in ecology and conservation is on the rise. With lockdown highlighting our inherent connections to nature, this news is very timely. We’re providing an exciting opportunity for the next generation to create a sustainable future for wildlife and contribute to our Net Zero environmental goals.”
Moulton College already offers degree programmes in Animal Studies, Construction Management, Equine Studies and Sport, with all degrees accredited by the University of Northampton. This latest programme in Ecology and Conservation builds on the College’s existing reputation for delivering high quality university level study programmes.
Cleeve Jenkins, Dean of Higher Education at Moulton said: “We’re delighted to be able to add this new programme to our existing degree offer. As a Higher Education Department, we pride ourselves on the unique learning experience we can provide to our students, including smaller class sizes, and access to our stunning rural estate. This validation status opens our doors to more students to take advantage of the degree programmes we have on offer here.”
For more information about Moulton College visit www.moulton.ac.uk